§ Mr. Mates
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the education budget, in both money and percentage terms, was devoted to education and training of the mentally handicapped and to education and training of the registered disabled, respectively, in the last convenient period for which figures are available.
§ Miss Joan Lestor
Training of mentally handicapped adults is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services. Training of the registered disabled is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment.
Information available to my Department is not sufficiently detailed to enable public expenditure for the education of mentally handicapped children to be distinguished from expenditure on special388W
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